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Photoshop Lightroom Adventure by Mikkel Aaland

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4.1. The Develop Module Revealed

Let's start with an overview of the Develop module tools. Then, later in the chapter, I'll get more specific on how you can use the tools to get the most out of your digital images. Like the Library module, the Develop module is divided into five main parts.

The view control panel is on the left, the adjustment control panel is on the right, and the main display window is in the middle. Figure 4-1 The panels are divided into panes with specific functions. Near the bottom of the window are the toolbar and filmstrip.

Figure 4-1. Figure 4-1

As we learned in Chapter 1, the left and right panels, toolbar, and filmstrip can easily be hidden by clicking on the triangle icon, maximizing the viewing area. Let's take a expanded look at the basic components of the Develop module and see what they do.

Regardless of which Lightroom module you are in, press the D key and you will be taken to the Develop module. Pressing the G key will always take you back to the Library's Grid view.

The Navigator Pane

This should look familiar by now. The Navigator displays the current active selection. Figure 4-2 Not only is it useful for at-a-glance reference, but it is where you set the magnification level for the zoom controls (circled, left). (For more on the magnification ...

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